John Milner

Bats: L Throws: L
Height: 72 Weight: 185
Born: Wednesday, December 28, 1949 in Atlanta, GA USA
Died: 1 4 2000 in East Point, GA USA
Debut: 9/15/1971
Last Game: 10/3/1982
Full Name: John David Milner

John Milner, 1B/LF for the Pirates from 1978 until 1982. He was originally draft by the New York Mets in 1968 and spent seven seasons with them in the majors, hitting .245 with 94 homers and 338 RBIs in 741 games. The Pirates acquired him as part of a four-team, 11-player trade in December of 1977. Milner was used mostly in left field his first season in Pittsburgh, starting 82 games while hitting .271 with eight homers and 34 RBIs. In 1979 he had his best season in Pittsburgh, playing 128 games and hitting .276 with 16 homers and 60 RBIs. He went hitless in the NLCS that year, but hit .333 with two walks in the World Series won by the Pirates in seven games.

In 1980, Milner took on more of a bench role with the team, getting just 292 plate appearances in 114 games. He had a similar role in 1981 until the Pirates traded him to the Expos for Willie Montanez in August. After playing just under one full year with the Expos he was released and the Pirates resigned him to finish out the 1982 season. He was released just prior to Opening Day in 1983, ending his pro career.